This Additional Background Materials Page provides links to supplementary materials that might aid in understanding the background to the Melendez-Diaz case. Some of the links are off-site. Other information on the Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts Resource Page, includes Overview; Additional Key Briefs and Materials; Key Cases; and coverage in the Federal Evidence Blog.
Additional Background Materials
|Metzger, Cheating the Constitution||Mar. 2006||59 Vand. L. Rev. 475 (2006)||Cited in the Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari|
|Court weighs use of MA crime lab reports at trial||Nov. 10, 2008||Associated Press||Summarizing U.S. Supreme Court oral argument|
|Adam Liptak, Court Weighs How Juries Should Hear Lab Evidence||Nov. 11, 2008||New York Times||Summarizing U.S. Supreme Court oral argument|
|Laurel Newby, Supreme Court Argument Report: Lawyers as “Repeat Players”||Nov. 12, 2008||Law.com||Summarizing U.S. Supreme Court oral argument|
|Attorney for Petitioner||2008||Associate Stanford Law Professor Jeffrey L. Fisher||Also argued the Crawford v. Washington case|
|Attorney for Respondent||2008||Martha Coakley||Massachusetts Attorney General|